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How to use Goodreads to Promote your Book

This is a gift to authors from Lauren:
An at-your-fingertips guide to Goodreads’ many opportunities to promote your book to readers, get reviews, and boost your profile. Thank you, Lauren for the tremendous amount of work you put into this, and for writing it in plain language too!

Lauren Reyes-Grange, Digital Strategist

As every author knows, finishing your book and having it published is only the beginning of another challenge in the book writing business. Now you have to get your book in the hands of readers. This part of the process can be tough (no matter how wonderful your book is), especially if you’re going the self-publishing route.

With 75 million members, 2.2 billion books added and over 77 million book reviews, Goodreads is the world’s largest social media platform for readers and book recommendations. Since Goodreads is a book lover’s hot spot, it only makes sense that authors and book publishers leverage this platform to promote their books.

If you have the budget for paid promotion, Goodreads offers a suite of advertising products to target your desired audience and take part in giveaways , with pricing beginning at around $120 US. But for the authors and publishers who are looking for less…

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9 thoughts on “How to use Goodreads to Promote your Book”

  1. What great information – thanks, Lauren (and Cynthia, of course.) While I am not published yet, I have friends who are who will love this info. And I’ll know where it is for when I AM published!!

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